Highlights of Yangon
|Tour Code||: MSW01|
|Destination||: YANGON – BAGO - YANGON|
|Duration||: 3 Days / 2 Nights|
Day 1 Arrival
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. You will have a chance to freshen up and a short break before taking a tour of Yangon. Your exploration of Yangon will begin in the afternoon with a look at the Botataung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon’s waterfront, named after the 1000 military leaders who escorted relics of Buddha to Myanmar from India over 2000 years ago, followed by visits to Nanthida Jetty, a great place to see boats plying back and forth to the small rural town of Dalah on the other side of Yangon river. This gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the local lifestyles of People. The next logical stop is the old colonial style city centre with the glittering 2000-year-old Sule Pagoda, and tranquil Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda which houses a 72-meter reclining Buddha statue.
Late this afternoon, pay homage to the famed 2500-year-old Shwedagone Pagoda before your Yangon experience ends. The great golden dome of Shwedagone Pagoda rises 99 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2 Yangon – Bago - Yangon
After breakfast, journey to Bago, the former capital of a Mon Kingdom in 6th century. You will enjoy along the way to Bago through rural landscape of paddy fields and small villages and after driving for 1 1/2 hour, reach at Bago. Your visit to Bago will include seeing the huge 55-meter long Shwethalaung reclining Buddha image, the Mon style 376ft-high Shwemawdaw Pagoda, wood curving industry and Kyaikpun pagoda which consists of four 30m-high sitting Buddha placed back-to-back around a huge, square pillar.
Before returning to Yangon, you will stop at the Htaukkyant War Cemetery where today’s itinerary finished. The Cemetery contains with the graves of 6374 Allied soldiers who died in the Burma and Assam campaigns of WWII. There is also a memorial bearing the names of the almost 27,000 soldiers who died with no known grave. Overnight in Yangon. (B)
Day 3 Departure
For morning departure - After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure with the car & guide at your disposal, until your transfer to Yangon International Airport for your onward flight. (B)
For evening departure - On your final day in Myanmar, you will do last minute shopping at the Bogyoke ( Scotts ) Market with hundreds of vendors selling a large selection of Myanmar handicrafts and souvenirs and then visit the Gaba Aye (World Peace) pagoda which was built for the 1954-56 Sixth Buddhist Synod, and Mahapasana cave, a totally artificial one, the Sixth Buddhist Synod was held in 1954-56 to coincide with the 2500th anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment .
Finally, your private car will transfer you to Mingaladon Airport for your onward flight, where your fascinating Myanmar travels will come to end. It is time for us to say “bon voyage” (B)